John Chen discusses the future of BlackBerry devices

John Chen discusses the future of BlackBerry devices

BlackBerry CEO John Chen and his execs have been busy talking to the media to ensure the message surrounding BlackBerry's latest strategic developments are clear but looking to add even more to the conversation, John Chen headed to the BlackBerry company blog to lay out a post titled 'The Future of BlackBerry devices'. Last week we announced some strategic developments for our Mobility...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Pixeling, retargeting, and pivoting

Mobile Nations Weekly: Pixeling, retargeting, and pivoting

Google ramps up to Pixel, BlackBerry ramps down hardware, and Lenovo's Yoga is coming in hot for landing. Coming soon from a Google near you: Pixel. Tuesday will bring the follow-ups to the Nexus line of "pure" Android phones, but this time Google's making more of a Google phone. There have been some leaks, but there's a lot we don't know and are looking forward to. And we might just get to...

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BlackBerry DTEK60 goes up for pre-order from NCIX

Although I can't say I suggest taking them up on their offer, considering the handset remains unofficially announced as of yet, the DTEK60 has now been listed on the NCIX website as available for pre-order. As suggested by earlier leaks, the pricing has been set at $699 CAD, and the estimated release date is noted to be October 11, 2016. Additionally, slightly less blurry images have been...

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Latest BlackBerry Android beta now available to most Priv owners

Latest BlackBerry Android beta now available to most Priv owners

I'm required to say most because, well, Verizon is still missing from the list but if you're on any other carrier or using a factory unlocked BlackBerry Priv, there's now a new beta update available for you. As we know from all other beta releases, this one will contain the upcoming October security fixes from Google as well as any other fixes BlackBerry has put in place themselves. Unfortunately...

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Flash Notification uses your Priv or DTEK50's camera flash as a notification LED

All of us are accustomed to seeing the notification light go off on our devices. We are drawn and addicted to the flashing red light. However, for certain Android handsets such as the DTEK50, they do not come with a RGB LED. To help solve this problem, as well as a tendency to miss alerts, popular BlackBerry 10 and Android app developer Toysoft released Flash Notification. As indicated by its...

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Looking at the headlines and comments from people following the announcement from BlackBerry that they would end all internal hardware development of BlackBerry handsets and will be outsourcing to partners from here on out, one common phrase used to describe the situation has been 'end of era.' BlackBerry CEO John Chen doesn't see it that way at all, though, and prefers to view it as the start...

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While much of the media was busy writing obituaries and retrospectives for BlackBerry handsets, Michael Harris, MPP (Kitchener—Conestoga) was busy letting the Ontario Legislature know the facts behind BlackBerry's announcement. The speech itself was pretty great as it lays out the reality of the situation at BlackBerry, granted it might not be the reality that some folks had hoped for...

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Save $35 on this Bluetooth speaker that will keep your party going!

Right now you can grab Sharkk's Commando+ Bluetooth speaker for $75 at Amazon, a savings of $35 with coupon code Sharkk35. This powerful speaker has a 20w driver inside to get your music going loud, and the battery will last around 16 hours per charge to keep it flowing all night. The rugged design is paired with an IP65 rating so you can get it wet, just not fully submerge it. Unlike some other...

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This thin and protective Priv case is just $16.95 today!

Looking for a protective case for your BlackBerry Priv that doesn't add a ton of bulk to it? Seidio's Surface series provides a thin layer of solid protection to it that will prevent dings and scratches without making the phone any harder to use. Right now you can pick one up for just $16.95!

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John Chen: BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard will live on

Despite BlackBerry getting out of the business of making handsets, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has plans for devices with the iconic BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard. Speaking to Amber Kanwar, John Chen confirmed it will continue on and BlackBerry will be selective when managing the brand. A lighter side of the video, John Chen got to pick out his three favorite BlackBerrys. The Bold 9900, the...

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John Chen: We will have BlackBerry devices on an ongoing basis

As the news of BlackBerry's plans to end all internal hardware development and outsource that function to partners makes it way around the web, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has been handling interviews with the media after the announcement. Speaking to Amber Kanwar via BNN, John Chen took the time to expand upon the announcement and clarify some of the remaining questions such as what it means for...

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Announced within their Q2 Fiscal 2017 results, BlackBerry has clearly stated they have plans to end all internal hardware development of BlackBerry devices and will be outsourcing to partners from here on out. Our new Mobility Solutions strategy is showing signs of momentum, including our first major device software licensing agreement with a telecom joint venture in Indonesia. Under this...

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BlackBerry announced an agreement with newly formed joint venture PT BB Merah Putih to license BlackBerry software and services for the production of handsets for the Indonesian market. This partnership accelerates BlackBerry's overall focus on driving software growth, specifically developing and licensing device software offerings, including security solutions and applications, through its...

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BlackBerry appoints of Steven Capelli as Chief Financial Officer

BlackBerry appoints of Steven Capelli as Chief Financial Officer

BlackBerry today announced the appointment of Steven Capelli as Chief Financial Officer. Capelli brings 25 years of executive experience in the software and technology industry with a strong track record for driving profitable growth and increased operational efficiencies across business and corporate functions. I am pleased to welcome Steve Capelli as our new Chief Financial Officer,...

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BlackBerry Q2 Fiscal 2017 earnings call live blog!

BlackBerry Q2 Fiscal 2017 earnings call live blog!

As scheduled, BlackBerry has now released their earnings report for Q2 Fiscal 2017 and next up is the live conference call and webcast which kicks off beginning at 8 AM ET. If you're looking to listen in on the call, it can be accessed by dialing 1-844-309-0607 or by visiting the BlackBerry Investors site and be sure to jump into our live blog to catch the highlights and discuss the latest news...

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BlackBerry announces Q2 Fiscal 2017 results

BlackBerry announces Q2 Fiscal 2017 results

BlackBerry has now announced their Q1 Fiscal 2017 earnings results for the period ending August 31, 2016. For Q2 Fiscal 2017, BlackBerry has reported Non-GAAP total revenue of $352 million; GAAP revenue of $334 million. Non-GAAP software and services revenue of $156 million; GAAP software and services revenue of $138 million. As far as devices sales goes, BlackBerry CEO John Chen noted...

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Leaked BlackBerry DTEK60 images show the device from all angles

DTEK60

As expected once one image pops up, more have arrived now. This time around courtesy of the folks over at WinFuture.de. While not as clear as one would hope, the latest round of images offer up a nice look at the BlackBerry DTEK60 from all angles. Get used to picking up some USB-C cables. Specs: 5.5" diagonal, 534 PPI, 2560 x 1440 Quad HD resolution All-touch screen Qualcomm Snapdragon 820...

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BlackBerry to announce Q2 fiscal 2017 results September 28th

Keeping in line with the date on their investor events calendar, BlackBerry has now announced they will be reporting results for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 on September 28, 2016. BlackBerry to Announce Second Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results on Wednesday September 28th, 2016 WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 14, 2016) - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) will be reporting...

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BlackBerry DTEK60 leaks out once again via promo image

Just in case the direct from BlackBerry's servers leaked spec sheet or the FCC fillings or the GCF certification or the WiFi Alliance certification were not enough confirmation for you of the DTEK60's existence, Evan Blass, also known as @evleaks has shared a fresh new promotional image for the DTEK60. BlackBerry. pic.twitter.com/rZ1iNSeEpd— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 27, 2016 Based on...

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If you weren't able to catch BlackBerry CEO John Chen's interview with Amber Kanwar at the Empire Club of Canada as it was live streamed, no matter. You can now catch the replay of the discussion. As expected, a lot of what was discussed revolved around BlackBerry, and Chen's handling of the operations both in the past and in the future. Perhaps, the most interesting part of this interview...

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